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USM historian Leroy M. Rowe
The African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice and will be the focus of a USM event on Oct. 12 with history, poetry and singing. It is titled "Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era."
Patricia Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Medical Association
Patricia Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor in the USM School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Cushman M.D. Award for Humanitarian Service for her work as a teacher and as the volunteer executive director of a free rural clinic.
poster for "Under Milk Wood"
The USM Department of Theatre begins its season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The show will be performed on the main stage of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus, from September 30 through Oct. 9.
USM alumna Allison Sinclair
Recent USM health science graduate, Allison Sinclair will be is embarking on The World Race in October. Her mission is to explore 11 nations in 11 months to help develop countries and work with sex-trafficking victims.
A Portland Press Herald report on enrollment across the University of Maine System showed that despite a small system decline, the seven campuses made up for the loss financially with an increase in out-of-state students.
USM associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program, Flynn Ross discussed the education struggles Mainers face in an op-ed featured in the Bangor Daily News.
President Glenn Cummings spoke with MPBN discussing USM's revival. “USM is the community engaged civically involved highly metropolitan university that is engaged with business and nonprofit opportunities for our students, which is our unique niche.”
USM School of Music’s professor Dr. Anastasia Antonacos was featured by The Maine Mag in an interview by Dr. Lisa Belisle on Love Maine Radio. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix due to her distinguished concert career.
USM alumnus Gary Williamson of Bethel was inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame due to his passion, commitment and dedication to the sport.
USM Department of Environmental Science and Policy Associate Research Professor Karen Wilson spoke to MPBN about Maine volunteers contributing their time for citizen science projects.


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